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Byblos - Downtown, Toronto, ON

Byblos - Downtown

4.7
4.7
3189 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Mediterranean
Byblos represents a marriage of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients, using time-honored classic cooking techniques and modern methods. Our chef has created dishes that showcase the regionally-specific spices and flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean seaboard to craft a menu that will be a true coastal and cultural mosaic, served family style in a convivial atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 107 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 660-0909

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ted Corrado

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Byblos - Downtown can accommodate all your special event needs. All special event inquiries can be sent to reservations@byblosdowntown.com

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator : (647) 660-0909

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Cross street

    King and University

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at Byblos Downtown

    CA$125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day at Byblos Downtown! Join us for a romantic evening with a special four-course menu. FIRST COURSE (choose 1 per person) Roasted Red Beets  Tuna Crudo Beef Tartare  SECOND COURSE (choose 1 per person) Hamachi Crudo  Pear Salad  Lamb Ribs  MAINS (choose 1 per person or Lamb Shoulder for 2)  Grilled Branzino Fillet  Stuffed Eggplant 8oz Striploin Roasted Lamb Shoulder for 2 SIDES (choose 1 per person) Jeweled Rice Sautéed Greens Baharat Glazed Carrots Thrice Cooked Fries DESSERTS (choose 1 per person or Pavlova for 2)  Baklava  Layered Chocolate Cake (GF)  Pavlova for 2 We look forward to celebrating with you!

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What 3,189 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Mediterranean

  • Old Toronto

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of 6 - 3 couples. The entrance is a bit difficult to find with the construction, but once inside we were seated quickly upstairs, and greeted promptly by our server. The decor is cool and comfortable. The curved couch seating makes the meal intimate. The cocktails were very good. The food was all excellent and so flavourful, and perfect for sharing. Byblos is worthy of the hype.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Byblos was fantastic. Our server Christina was so lovely - she made great recommendations from the Wine List along with some great options that best suited our favourite flavors. The Lamb Pide and Short Rib Kababs where two of our favourites. Would highly recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to return! Thanks Christina!
  3. t

    tammy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous spot. The food, service and atmosphere where right on point. The upstairs restaurant is very stylish, our waiter was so helpful and knowledgeable and helped us put together a tasting feast. All four members of my party left raving about the restaurant, absolutely delicious meal and great service.
  4. BA

    BevA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was unique and delicious. Our server Jamal was extremely knowledgeable and helped with our choices and he was spot on. Also attentive even when the restaurant filled up. Highly recommend the eggplant dumplings and short ribs! Lost a star because we should have been told when they called to confirm about the construction blocking the entrance, very hard to find & was told the doors didn’t open until 5, actually 5:10…it was cold outside. Still will return though.
  5. S

    Steven

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    My wife wanted to come here for 4 years. Was a great experience minus the length of time in between of server attendees. But loved the food and was great.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was incredible! Great late night vibes. Our server Martine was amazing. Made sure we knew exactly what was in each dish, and even refolded our serviettes after coming back from the washroom. It’s all in the details. He had great suggestions to make things vegan friendly! Would come back again!
  7. SG

    SueG

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is to die for. Honestly each morsel bursts with flavours. The ambience is laid back but glamorous with the most comfortable bench seating ever. Want to be here twice a week!
  8. SS

    SuchitaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Always a favorite place to go back to. Staff are super nice and the food is delicious!
  9. i

    igal

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a fun visit for my daughter’s birthday and Byblos never disappoints. Lovely family style sharing of plates and everything we chose was delicious. No rush to leave, the waiter allowed us to enjoy each others company after the meal was completed and continued to provide us with water while we chatted.
  10. A

    Alexareigh

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Byblos is always consisten. Delicious kabob, turkish dumplings, rice - everything we are ordered was mouthwatering.
  11. LK

    LesiaK

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Love the food and interior decor
  12. PB

    PerryB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great service, wait staff, Hostesses. I had a Pide and the pear salad, very tasty and generous portions. My Wife had the salmon that came with lentils. It presented well but turned out to be salted too much. The Waiter was most understanding and handled our complaint admirably. Other than that the experience was very good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service was excellent and the food was flavorful. Going into the evening I envisioned the bill being more but it was of great value. The dumplings had a great sauce/spice and so did the fried chicken. Overall, awesome experience!
  14. S

    Sarah

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Byblos is always our number 1 downtown choice . But this time it was our first time dining in the main floor and our table was at the very back end , near a pillar which was making the dining experience very dark and somehow isolated . All the food was very good as usual except the flatbread and the dessert ( not fresh ) .
  15. N

    Nathalia

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FANTASTIC dinner, exceptional taste! One of our favorite spots in Toronto. The service, quality of food, ambience, etc. every aspect of it was outstanding.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time at the restaurant. I booked a table so I could catch up with a friend. The atmosphere was elegant and comfortable. Our waitress was very attentive and professional. Every dish we ordered was delicious. The effort and care that is put into the flavour profiles is evident. I would definitely return.
  17. p

    pickyprof

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and the sharing plates are large enough for 3 to share generously. We had 6 shareable appetizers for 3 and were well fed. Excellent choice for pre-show dining for King St. entertainment venues.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best experience I've ever had in a restaurant. The service was impeccable. Rachel was super attentive and kind. Matt was welcoming and professional. The food was absolutely perfect, the starters, the mains, the dessert, absolutely impeccable. Cocktails were consistent and delicious. A friend of mine recommended Byblos, but I wasn't expecting to have such a great time. Absolutely nothing to complain. It was my first time there yesterday, but definitely won't be the last. It was something else.
  19. G

    Gabriela

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress we had was super helpful in explaining the entire menu to us and how beneficial it would be to share everything. She was super helpful and it made us decide on things differently. I did not expect the food to be as good as it was to be quite honest, it was incredible. Everything was so tasty, and had so much flavour. I was very impressed and will definitely be returning! Thank you for a wonderful dinner.
  20. AG

    AllanG

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Food was so delicious with unique flavours and textures. One of my favourite places to eat in the city.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    This was my second time at Byblos. I initially came here summer of 2020 and thought it was one of the best restaurants that serves middle eastern food. The food was amazing from what I remember. There was a big group of us and we ordered most of the menu which was absolutely delicious and the presentation was great. The baklava pistachio dessert was also impeccable. However, my experience this time was not good. We ordered the beef tartare, lamb ribs, short rib kebab, roasted cauliflower and the baklava for dessert. The beef tartare wasn’t tasty which came with these deep fried chips, the lamb ribs was covered in sesame seeds. I mostly tasted sesame seeds which took away from the taste of the lamb. The lamb was cooked nicely though as it was tender and fell right off the rib. The short rib kebab tasted the best out of everything but I found it still lacking flavour and was a bit too salty. The roasted cauliflower was also bland. I was expecting more of a crunch with the cauliflower but they seemed soft and soggy possibly from the sauce. Lastly the baklava dessert was definitely different from what I had previously. The inside of it was hard to chew and just wasn’t as flavourful/tasty. Overall everything tasted bland and I was disappointed with my second visit here.
  22. Y

    Yulian

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s hard to find a restaurant in Toronto that actually makes decent food at a good price, but Byblos supersedes decent. It’s beyond delicious. My friend and I had to order another order of the fried eggplant after already having an entire meal. The service is incredible and very polite. Checked on us and our meals, topped up our water, and were very friendly. The food is fresh, authentic, and unique. And the atmosphere is very calm and laid back while maintaining a sophisticated and elegant vibe.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff
  24. SS

    ShaimaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best middle eastern food in downtown Toronto! Great atmosphere, beautifully curated flavours and friendly staff!
  25. J

    Jashan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Food, amazing service and nice ambiance makes this a go to place.
  26. FD

    FD2012

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service from the moment we walked in the door. Thank you!
  27. CM

    CamilleM

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were seated promptly, servers were attentive and pleasant. Food not as fantastic as I am used to. Overall good.
  28. D

    Domenic

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Theatre night! Everything was stellar and we will be back
  29. M

    Michelina

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, delicious. i took a friend and she will definitely bring her family there. Love it
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time at Byblos! Superb food, delicious cocktails and great ambience!
  31. KB

    KiraB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food and perfect ambience. Went here for my b-day and everyone mentioned beforehand how good the food was, especially the apps. Will be back!
  32. JF

    JoeF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing, loved our server she made the experience, great food if you like chocolate get the chocolate dessert!
  33. DG

    DianeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was incredible.
  34. SP

    SPBB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, ambiance and food
  35. BL

    ByyL

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience, wonderful flavours, nice atmosphere. Great ambiance and attentive service!
  36. JE

    JennE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noise level is dependent on where you sit. Overall it was an enjoyable experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. The best Branzino I have had! The Tuna Tartare was so fresh. Service was quick without making us feel rushed. The ambience was so great. This would be awesome for a corporate event, friends dinner, business dinner or date.
  38. KD

    KeriD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with great food and good atmosphere.
  39. KB

    KristinB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend.
  40. S

    Suki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-theatre dinner for two. Jordon was our server who was pleasant, patient, and well-versed on the menu courses. He inquired about our plans and the time we needed to be finished to make our show. We shared the dumplings (divine), short ribs (succulent), and saffron rice (savory), with sauteed greens. This was enough food for us so as to not overeat but if you come hungry, order another dish you won't be disappointed. The atmosphere is super cool and chilled. Love the design of the round low booth seating with wide-seated chairs. Byblos is a gem!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 3189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 107 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Byblos - Downtown

11 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King and University

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ted Corrado

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

  • Phone number

    (647) 660-0909

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Byblos - Downtown can accommodate all your special event needs. All special event inquiries can be sent to reservations@byblosdowntown.com

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator : (647) 660-0909

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